Atheists Install Monument Next to Ten Commandments Slab

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Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? 

Tired of the two-party system? You may be in luck. Sarah Palin recently discussed the prospect of creating a third political party–the “Freedom Party.”

Atheists have erected their first-ever monument on U.S. government property, putting it up next to a stone slab of the Ten Commandments outside a Florida courthouse. The effort came after the New Jersey-based American Atheists sued to have the religious monument removed, and lost. Less than half (45 percent) of Americans have a favorable opinion of atheists.

In other nonbelief news, a survey finds 38 percent of young Brits identify as atheists and an even greater number see religion as a source of evil in the world.

They may not always see eye-to-eye on the bench, but Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia get along well in a duck blind.

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